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Pokemon #1 Contraband item in France

posted on 2001-04-18 13:56 EDT
More fake Pokémon good seized than drugs

Source: UMJAMS Anime News

Despite the declining popularity in North America, internation trade in contraband Pokémon goods continues at an alarming rate. In past articles we've talked about seizures of up to US$15 million worth of bootleg merchandise at a time, but this following stat brings it all together.

According to French Customs officials, they have seized more fake Pokémon merchandise than any other type of contraband. At 42% of all seizures Pokémon good beat out all drugs put together.

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